Orange Park - Fleming Island : Florida

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What Orange Park - Fleming Island is like for active adults
Orange Park is a town of about 9,000 people that is 10-15 miles southwest of Jacksonville. The town is a suburb of Jacksonville as well as home to many retirees. The Orange Park area also commonly includes Green Cove Springs and Fleming Island, 2 very  nice communities.  There are several outstanding active adult communities in Orange Park like Eagle Harbor and Fleming Island Plantation (see link at top right, and also check out communities for Jacksonville).

Orange Park is a complete community with schools, parks, and shopping malls. Green Cove Springs is famous for its lovely downtown Walnut Street, home to a Christmas Parade (thanks to Connie Olson for Walnut Street photo above).  The community of Eagle Harbor has a Golf Club and Waterfront Park that are 2 large recreational resources here.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are active adult communities here (see link at top right).
The median sale price was $169,000 in early 2014, according to Zillow.com. Homes in Eagle Park and Fleming Island Plantation can be much higher.

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What is special about this retirement community
Orange Park and Fleming Island are great places to live, whether you are still working or totally retired. The water is all around, you are close to Jacksonville (but not too close) and its many cultural and sporting venues. The planned communities offer outstanding amenities and an active lifestyle.
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What is not special about this retirement community
It is the suburbs, so you have to like that.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
People who are commuting to Jacksonville or who want to be close to family and friends in the area. The active adult communities are for people who want to stay busy and enjoy active lives.
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Local economy is driven by
Retail and retirement are big industries in Orange Park. The Naval Air Station. Many people who live here are commuters.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Fleming Island and Orange Park are about 10 miles southwest of Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Green Cove Springs has some community events. The active adult communities have many things going on. For serious culture and professional sports it is just a short hop to Jacksonville.
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Crime
Crime here is just under the national average.
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Medical facilities
Jacksonville has several major hospitals and all of the doctors anyone could need.
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Transportation
Jacksonville has world class transportation facilities.
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Valuable Links
City-Data page on Orange Park
City of Green Cove Springs
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Facts about ORANGE PARK - FLEMING ISLAND
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Lake,Boating Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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